Georgia Ensemble Theatre To Produce New Musical Glimpses of the Moon

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Anna Kimmell and Maxim Gukhman in Glimpses of the Moon.

Mary Nye Bennett, Anna Kimmell and Caitlin Smith in Glimpses of the Moon. Photo by Bill DeLoach

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton’s only professional theater company, continues its 19th season with Glimpses of the Moon, a sophisticated new musical set in the whirling 1920s, opening November 3, 2011. Tajlei Levis wrote the book and lyrics, with music by John Mercurio. Alan Kilpatrick is directing along with the terrific team of Music Director Ann-Carol Pence and Choreographer Ricardo Aponte. The show runs November 3 through November 20, with previews on November 1 and 2. All performances are at the Theater’s home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA, 30075. Tickets range from $25 to $36 and are on sale now at the box office (770-641-1260) or online at http://www.get.org/. The play is exclusively sponsored by GET’s longtime corporate partner, Macy’s Foundation.

Glimpses of the Moon is a sparkling romantic music and dance extravaganza that follows the jazzy whirl of New York high society in the “Roaring 20’s.” Popular but penniless Susy and her friend Nick devise a get-rich-quick scheme to marry and live off their wedding presents while they help one another look for suitable millionaires. The plan works perfectly…until they fall in love. Based on Edith Wharton’s 1922 novel, this delightful Jazz Age romp asks the age-old question: marry for love…or for the love of money?
Director Alan Kilpatrick, who returns to GET after directing last season’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, calls the play “something of a comedy of manners about society and what people choose to do with the lives they are given.” Artistic Director Robert J. Farley adds, “I am so pleased that GET is able to bring the Southeastern premiere of this new American musical comedy for our audience, featuring a stellar cast and Atlanta’s musical theatre A-team.”

The cast of Glimpses of the Moon features several newcomers to GET, including Maxim Gukhman and Anna Kimmell as Nick and Susy, as well as Mary Nye Bennett, Caitlin Smith and Brandon O’Dell. Googie Uterhardt returns to GET after appearing in last year’s hits Tokens of Affection and Forbidden Broadway. The design team includes Seamus M. Bourne as Scenic Designer, Bryan Rosengrant as Lighting Designer, Alan Yeong as Costume Designer, and Bobby Johnston as Sound Designer. GET’s Production Manager Gretchen E. Butler serves as Stage Manager for this production.

Anna Kimmell and Maxim Gukhman in Glimpses of the Moon

Anna Kimmell and Maxim Gukhman in Glimpses of the Moon. Photo by Bill DeLoach

On Friday, November 4th, Georgia Ensemble will be hosting dinner with Tajlei Levis and John Mercurio, playwright and composer of Glimpses of the Moon. Dinner will be held at the Oak Street Café, 45 Oak Street, Roswell, GA, 30075 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for Dinner only or $60 for dinner and a ticket to the 8 p.m. showing of Glimpses of the Moon that night.

Glimpses of the Moon runs November 3-20, 2011, with performances on Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. There will be two Saturday 4 p.m. matinees: November 12 and 19. Tickets range in price from $25-$36, with student, senior and group discounts also available. Also, new this year: Recession Busting $10 available for the perimeter seating of the house only (no other discounts may apply). Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.get.org/ or by calling GET at 770-641-1260. All performances are at the Theater’s home at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA 30075.